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Arctic Paddling Trips

Arctic Paddling Trips

Rivers are the highways of the North. That’s been true since human beings first arrived in North America, and it is still true across a vast expanse of Alaska and Canada that is practical to cross in the summer by no other means. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about floating these long, remote rivers and the journeys you can make into solitude and into your own mind, as the banks slide quietly by.

KSKA: Thursday, Sept. 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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Charles Wohlforth

Resurrection Pass Trail

Resurrection Pass Trail

The Resurrection Pass Trail is a gem. Running from Hope to Cooper Landing, this 38 mile route is probably Alaska’s best backpacking trail, but it’s also great for mountain biking, snowmachining, skiing, snowshoeing and running. On our show, we’ll talk about a week-long hike with kids and a running event that does the whole thing in a single day. Along the way, we’ll provide the information you need to do the Resurrection yourself.

KSKA: Thursday, August 27, at 2 and 8 p.m.

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Charles Wohlforth

Sailing for adventure and fun

Sailing for adventure and fun

Today’s show will inspire you with a sailing adventure, then help you learn about how to become a sailor with your family here in our part of Alaska. We’ll hear about an amazing adventure an Anchorage couple took halfway around the world, sailing from Seward, Alaska to New Zealand and back in two years. Then a sailing instructor here in our region, talking about how to become a sailor and make sailing a part of your life on Alaskan lakes.

KSKA: Thursday, August 20, 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
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Charles Wohlforth

Outdoors with Disabilities

Outdoors with Disabilities

On Outdoor Explorer, we get to interview some of the heartiest and most driven athletes in the world, people who test themselves against Alaska and win. On this week’s show, we meet athletes who fit that description, but do it while dealing with a disability. They prove that Alaska’s outdoors are accessible for skiing, boating, hunting, hand-cycle racing, and just about anything else you want to try.

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KSKA: Thursday, August 13, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Charles Wohlforth

Wrangell-St. Elias backcountry

Wrangell-St. Elias backcountry

This edition of Outdoor Explorer comes to you from the backcountry of Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Earlier in the summer, Charles flew with friends to a mountain pass in the massive, incredibly spectacular Wrangell mountains where they spent an extended weekend on dayhikes in the alpine environment, near the Russell Glacier. We’ll learn about the park, the trip, and how you can do a backcountry adventure in this amazing park.

KSKA: Thursday, August 6, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
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Charles Wohlforth

Paragliding

Paragliding

The dream of personal flight is pretty basic. Paragliding makes soaring up in the sky into a regular weekend activity. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re going to learn about what paragliding feels like, how you do it safely, and ways to gain entry into the sport.

KSKA: Thursday, July 23, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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Charles Wohlforth

Rowing

Rowing

Have you ever been to a regatta? On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be in the field with the Anchorage Rowing Association as they put a crop of beginners through the basics in time for the Dave Thorsness Challenge — a newbie-friendly regatta. Join host Charles Wohlforth on his fun foray into competitive rowing.

KSKA: Thursday, July 16, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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